A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Combines Cold War-like spy missions and international relations with themes relating to raising children and being a family.
Positive Role Models
All the members of the Forger family are lying to each other. Loid is committed to his mission, but finds himself getting comfortable with family life. Yor questions what she is doing, and how she feels about Loid and being in a family.
It features male and female characters; Yor is a strong and dangerous assassin.
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Violence & Scariness
Contains some fantasy violence, including gunfire, physical altercations, grenade explosions, and deadly car crashes. Sometimes blood spatters and bloody wounds are visible, but it's not gory.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Loid and Yor have to pretend to be in love, but Yor may have stronger feelings. As it relates to one character there are occasional references to being arrested for giving massages.
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The word "hell" is sometimes used.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Spy x Family is a spy-themed anime series (available dubbed in English) that features fantasy violence (gunfire, physical altercations, explosions, and mild bloody wounds). There's also some innuendo, and occasional strong words. Lying and spying are themes, but it also underscores how the most untraditional families can still be loving and supportive in their own ways.
Is It Any Good?
The entertaining animated series features lots of Cold War-like spy action while following a pair of undercover operatives from opposing sides as their fake family becomes a real one. In Spy x Family, both Loid and Yor negotiate the day-to-day expectations and responsibilities that come with domestic life, including raising a child, while still serving their respective political agencies. Meanwhile, Anya, thanks to her ability to read minds, knows everybody's secrets, but chooses not to say anything to preserve the manufactured household she loves. The challenges that come with living dual lives gets pretty complicated, but it keeps the narrative interesting. Overall, Spy x Family offers a combination of dynamic pseudo-family relationships and international espionage that makes for a fun watch.
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